Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Consumer products giant 3M will stop making and using a ubiquitous class of long-lasting, hazardous chemicals that can pose health risks to millions of Americans.

The Minnesota-based conglomerate, which makes widely used products including sticky notes, adhesive tape and safety masks, pledged to “exit all manufacturing” and “work to discontinue the use” of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, across its products by the end of 2025. More commonly known as “forever chemicals,” the compounds do not break down naturally and have been found in the water supplies of communities across the country.


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